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A THREAD FOR US OLD TIMERS!!!!
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[guidogodoy] Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:01:12 PM 
BTW, I have you SLIGHTLY beat in terms of years.....not by much, though.

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[guidogodoy] Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:59:36 PM 
Whaddup, broham! Just getting back from an emergency trip from Detroit. Good friend from HS's dad passed and he was cremated. Had an (ahem) illegal dumping of his ashes into Lake St. Clair yesterday which has kept me silent of late. Yeah, couldn't afford the time off but, hey, gotta be there for the homies you have known all your life, no? Right on the back of coming back from Brazil before the start of the Olympics but, like a concert, THAT was something one does for an "old friend," eh?

As Vail said, really good to see you.

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[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, August 09, 2016 5:35:24 PM 
Metalman!!! Good to see you again!

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[666ozzypriest666] Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:07:36 PM 
Kiss my aaaaaaaass all together hhhaaahhhaaaaaaa!!! :-D
[METALMANJP] Tuesday, August 09, 2016 8:49:07 AM 

All you youngins. I was born in 69 and used to listen to 8 tracks and 45's. How's eveybody doin, I've been busy with the kids coaching baseball and now soccer. I'm glad summer vacation is almost done !

[Becks] Sunday, August 07, 2016 2:09:39 AM 
 Ahhhh the VHS era. I was born in 1984 so remember it very well. Don't remember VHS music singles though lol.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, August 01, 2016 9:32:26 PM 
Man, thanks for all that info, Nupe! You learn something new everyday. Or in this case, confirmed that something once existed (albeit not too popular at the time)!

HB, I do remember noticing that the VCR would take longer to rewind a tape than with the rewinder. Clever idea, but sadly, we are in the DVD era. No need to rewind a DVD!
[Nupe The Ripper] Monday, August 01, 2016 10:41:18 AM 
The VHS single usually contained 2-3 music videos, much like a vinyl single with its A- and B-sides. The VHS format was just a bit too clumsy and expensive for this purpose, so VHS singles sold much less than music video compilations and concert videos. Some VHS singles sold pretty well though, usually if the video in question was banned or only had restricted airplay due to explicit content.
[Head banger] Monday, August 01, 2016 9:05:37 AM 
 I remember rewinders, the idea was that rewinding using your VCR would wear it out.  thats back when they were pricy.
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[Vaillant 3.0] Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:48:32 PM 
The VHS single?? Did it only have the song, or was there a music vid in it, as well?

As for owning a VCR. As far as I was aware (born in '89 here), we had two VCRs - one in the living room and one in my room. This was already late 90s, early 2000s. We used to have this HUGE collection of movies on VHS. Then one day something in our house caught fire while we were out. It didn't spread, but it got hot enough to melt just about anything that was made of plastic. Ever seen a partially-melted TV? That was pretty gnarly. Heh! I also remember that we used have this rewinder thing that was shaped like a car. You put in the tape, press a button and the headlights would turn on while it was rewinding. Pretty cool!
[Head banger] Sunday, July 31, 2016 9:59:27 AM 
 I dont recall the year they became common, my household was behind the times.  but I had a friend with a betamax early on (the sony compeditor to the VHS) and I dont recall any singles for sale, but I never really looked.  you bought a concert, or a compilation or most likely you taped something off MTV (or in Canada we had much music)



 

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[Nupe The Ripper] Sunday, July 31, 2016 6:09:56 AM 
While I personally don't remember much from the VHS era (I was only born in 1991!), I've read about the so-called VHS single. It never was a major success due to the relatively high retail cost, and the VHS format was more suitable for music video compilations or concert videos as even the shortest commercial tapes were usually 60 minutes long.

As for VCRs, my father bought one in the very early 80s and it pretty much cost the entire month's salary for a blue-collar worker. A decade later they were so cheap that it was not unusual for a working-class family to have a couple of them (one for the parents, one for the kids).
[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, July 30, 2016 1:32:37 PM 
Only the oldies would know when VHS players became more affordable for the public. Thinking about it, though, I suppose that it wouldn't make sense to sell music videos on tape, considering the recording capacity of a VHS tape, but still. I always wondered if there was ever a niche for that, like with singles in music.

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[Becks] Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:23:43 AM 
 I wondered this too haha. I thought, maybe if they had the facilities they recorded them on the VHS from MTV or wherever?
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[Vaillant 3.0] Monday, July 25, 2016 5:32:55 PM 
Hmmmm...I see.

Thanks for answering!

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[guidogodoy] Monday, July 25, 2016 11:12:42 AM 
VHS in a store or on TV were the only ways I knew of....

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[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, July 22, 2016 9:46:34 PM 
Okay, Old-Timers. I've had this question knocking around the back of my head for some time now.

Alright. Say it's the late 80s, early 90s. One of your favorite bands releases a music video. You catch it on MTV and really enjoy it. Was there ever a way of procuring an official copy (or...I guess....tape) of that video without recording it on a VHS player?

Yeah, dumb question, but always wondered.
[spapad] Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:49:05 AM 

[guidogodoy] Friday, June 12, 2015 1:59:07 PM 
R.I.P. Sir Christopher. Anyone who didn't know his work misses some massive films. I'll miss him.

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33098353
[Head banger] Friday, February 27, 2015 10:54:55 PM 
I might have to make a trip to Vulcan tomorow to properly pay my respects.

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Vulcan&country=CA#e5ace09ef71399f5693f9d6d
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